Gestational Hypertension

Gestational hypertension or pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) is the development of new hypertension in a pregnant woman after 20 weeks gestation without the presence of protein in the urine or other signs of Pre-eclampsia. It is a temporary diagnosis for hypertensive pregnant women who do not meet criteria for preeclampsia or chronic hypertension (hypertension first detected before the 20th week of pregnancy). The diagnosis is changed to, Preeclampsia, if proteinuria or new signs of end-organ dysfunction develop and chronic (primary or secondary) hypertension, if blood pressure elevation persists ≥12 weeks postpartum.

The risk factors for Gestational hypertension comprise maternal causes like obesity, past history or adolescent pregnancy, multiple gestations, and family history. There is no specific treatment, but it is monitored closely to rapidly identify pre-eclampsia and its life-threatening complications. Drug treatment options are limited, as many antihypertensive drugs may negatively affect the foetus. During gestational hypertension a women must be offered an integrated package of care, covering admission to hospital, treatment, measurement of blood pressure, testing for proteinuria and blood tests. 

Related Conferences:

  1. Pregnancy Conference, August 29-31, 2016 Sao Paulo, Brazil
  2. 2nd Gynecology & Obstetrics Conference, November 16-18, 2015 San Antonio, USA
  3. PCOS Conference, November 16-18, 2015 Seattle, USA
  4. 3rd Gynecology & Obstetrics Conference, October 17-19, 2016 Dubai, UAE
  5. 2nd PCOS Conference, October 06-08,2016 Miami,USA
  6. International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy European Congress 2015, Budapest, Hungary
  7. The 2015 Pregnancy Summit, London, UK
  8. 4th International Conference on Prehypertension, Hypertension & Cardio Metabolic Syndrome, Venice, Italy
  9. 2015 NASSHP Conference Preeclampsia and Hypertension in Pregnancy, Chicago, Illinois
  10. International Federation of Placenta Associations (IFPA) 2016 Meeting, Portland, USA

Pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) is a condition characterized by high blood pressure during pregnancy. Gestational hypertension can lead to a serious condition called preeclampsia, also referred to as toxaemia. Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) affects approximately one out of every 14 pregnant women. Although PIH more commonly occurs during first pregnancies, it can also occur in subsequent pregnancies. It is important to follow the diet and fluid intake guidelines from the health care provider and maintain scheduled appointments. Ones perception of fetal movement every three hours is also important. Preeclampsia and eclampsia are diseases of pregnancy that involve the development or worsening of high blood pressure during the second half of pregnancy. Eclampsia includes symptoms of preeclampsia, along with seizures.

  • Pregnancy induced hypertension
  • Complications associated with Gestational hypertension
  • Management of pregnancy with Gestational hypertension
  • Preeclampsia and eclampsia

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